Date posted: May 27, 2015

The 2015 Federal Budget has been handed down and it was great to see a range of initiatives to assist small businesses, including tax relief.
Once again we hit the road to the greater ACT region – this time to Cooma NSW, sharing the benefits of membership with FBA. Local members the Van der Plaat family invited us to one of their three businesses High Country Roof Trusses. Matthew Power our chairman gave an extensive over view of how being a member of FBA can help professionalise and develop a strategy moving forward with your family business. It also provides a go-to point for family who work together and are looking for professional advice.

You didn’t even have to leave your desk for our FREE to members webinar – Protecting your family business against fraud – which was held on 26 May 12 noon EST. This free webinar is only available to members and is still available to view from your computer for a month. Click here to go to our website. By registering you will be able to view the webinar.

Australia’s Family Business 17th National Conference is set to take place from 26-28 August 2015 on the Gold Coast. This year’s program features three critical drivers attributed to healthy family business: community, continuity and success. The exciting program is jam packed with key lessons and gritty take home value arising from the range of exceptional speakers, masterclasses and family business site visits, to name a few of the sessions planned. Early bird registrations are open until 2nd July, make sure you don’t miss out! Click here for more information.

We are looking forward to lunch with Jane Cay of on the 20th August at the Hyatt Hotel save the date in your diary now !! As one of Australia’s regional family owned success stories, Jane will discuss online business transition, technology and expansion. This is a great opportunity to learn about the future of the retail environment and how a focus on customer service can lead to business success.

Some interesting events coming up also include:

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Kylie Kovac